US relay for Marathon charity approaches Boston

BOSTON (AP) — More than 750 runners wrapping up a coast-to-coast relay race to raise money for a Marathon charity are expected to soon cross the finish line in Boston.

Bill Doncaster, spokesman for One Run for Boston, said Sunday that the race that began in Santa Monica, Calif., on March 16 is expected to end at 6:15 p.m. Sunday in Boston. More than 2,000 runners ran 3,328 miles through 14 states. Runners were in Framingham at about noon on Sunday.

The event raised $425,273 for the One Fund supporting those directly affected by the bombings last year.

Kate Treleaven, one of the organizers, said runners raced through deserts, made it through tornadoes and are upbeat that the end is in sight.

Runners also visited memorials to the 9/11 victims in New York and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

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